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16 June 2008 @ 02:14 pm
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Do you like Miyazaki films? Of course you do, we all do. As much as I like them, which is pretty well but not MONSTROUSLY, I enjoyed Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns even more. It's a Miyazaki film that Miyazaki didn't make. Weird, I know, but I think it's the best thing I've ever seen from Ghibli. My recommendation? Totally rent it. I'm putting it on my wish list to own as well.

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I know a lot of you out there are huge movie geeks. Therefore I must post this link. SOOOOOO many fabulous toys, so few in our price range...

http://www.propstore.com/

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-torture12-2008jun12,0,4017237.story

"A Riverside County jury found 55-year-old Mansa Muhummed guilty on 25 counts Wednesday, including torturing seven of the children, abusing 12 of them and falsely imprisoning two wives. He faces seven possible life sentences. Muhummed told authorities that his Muslim faith gave him the right to take multiple wives."

Discuss.

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Los Angeles now has it's own Maid Cafe! Anyone want to make a trip?

http://theguide.latimes.com/restaurants/latcl-royal-t-venue

...unless, of course, you'd rather be waited on by schoolgirls...

http://theguide.latimes.com/restaurants/latcl-class-302-venue

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A REAL Wall-E on the streets of Los Angeles!! Oh, I WANT to see that in real life!!



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I don't understand all the talk (especially pre-decision) about people deciding whether it's better to vote for a black or a woman, or a recent article I saw about black conservatives being torn on whether to support Obama. If we're really tolerant and race-blind and everything, shouldn't the color of the candidate, or the sex of the candidate not matter? Shouldn't this be no more complex than any other election? Shouldn't it be all about issues and experience? Shouldn't color and sex not even come into it except with people who really are LESS tolerant or LESS race/sex-blind?

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Pick a subject and go to town!!

 
 
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Phoenix Anew: mergirlsphoenix_anew on June 16th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
You can't make me pick just one!

Isn't The Cat Returns a sequel? Or does it just sound like one? Just wondering if there's another anime I should put on the rent list first...

I'm refusing temptation by not clicking on the propstore link. :)

And yes, race/sex should really not matter at all, but of course it does. I find myself running into people who are absolutely refusing to vote for Obama, and I can't find any reason why they are so against him beyond the fact that they are southern and the type of racist who don't think they're racist but really are. Or they are so convinced that all other media is liberal that they stop watching it and only watch Fox News and forget that they're not exactly unbiased either...

I feel like I should point out that I am a moderate and currently completely undecided in who I'm voting for because I have yet to be impressed by either candidate. Mostly because I don't want people who read this to think I'm bashing conservatives just for the heck of it.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on June 17th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)

Isn't The Cat Returns a sequel? Or does it just sound like one? Just wondering if there's another anime I should put on the rent list first...


It is a sequel, although I've heard that in the first one the only character who's in both is the Baron, and the Baron doesn't move at all in the first one, he's just a statuette, so I'm not sure I'm going to get to the first one. I've played with renting it, but since they seem to have so little in common...

And yes, race/sex should really not matter at all, but of course it does.

So do you think I'm mistaken that taking race or sex into account is intolerant? Or do you agree? It just seems that voting for him BECAUSE he's black, regardless of your own color, is just as racist as NOT voting for him because he's black. And the same would've been true with Hillary, IMHO.

I'm probably voting for the libertarian, unless by some weird coincidence California looks close, then probably McCain, just because we're in enough trouble right now that I want someone with a little experience, and not someone who'll make newbie mistakes.
Phoenix Anew: see no evil..phoenix_anew on June 17th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
Hm.. I'm not sure if it's intolerant to vote for a black person because you're black, or vote for a woman because you're a woman... though I do definitely think it's a very stupid reason to vote for someone. Just because someone has your race or gender doesn't mean they have your same ideals and best interests in mind. I think intolerance would be more like hating the person who is running against them because it's so important to you that the one of your race/gender win.

It's just hard to say because I don't think anyone is truly free of intolerance. If you've been raised in this country, and you have eyes to see, you're probably going to notice someone's race as one of the first things you notice about them. Some of us have learned not to let that be important in our judgements of people, and others haven't.
(no subject) - fritters on June 17th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
sad picture of girl getting bittererqphelia on June 17th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Hmm... could your icon be Ariel's sisters, or am I mis-remembering Disney?
Phoenix Anew: mergirlsphoenix_anew on June 17th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Correct!

Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella & Alanna. I could be spelling them wrong, but I know how to pronounce them.. I watched that movie over and over again as a kid. :D
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postrophe on June 17th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
Where exactly on the streets of Los Angeles did they have him wandering?
Fritters: Ed Pouting by Frittersfritters on June 17th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
I DON'T KNOW!!

*pout*

Robyn Goodfellow: yayrobyngoodfellow on June 17th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
probably outside the disney theatre on Hollywood blvd. That would be my guess anyway.

He's so cute! You just want to give him a kiss.
(no subject) - fritters on June 17th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
postrophe on June 17th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
If they have an animatronic that detailed, they're gonna show it off more than this... we may have to pay attention (and if I still had my annual pass I might've gotten notice in the newsletter...)
sad picture of girl getting bitterer: kanjiqphelia on June 17th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
I've always wanted to see "The Cat Returns!" Hmm, maybe now that internet technology has advanced, I can procure myself a copy. A week or two ago, I randomly saw Nausicaa on TV. It was like watching a part of my childhood... in un-subbed Japanese.

Aaand I might be going to a schoolboy cafe on Saturday. Not sure whether or not I'd rather just save the $30 in transportation and just take a walk to the ¥100 shop.
Fritters: AD - Osaka Looking About by frittersfritters on June 17th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
I can't recommend it enough, it's a great film. I'm not sure I wouldn't suggest it more in English, though. Cary Elwes does the Baron ^_^

How long of a walk would it be? Take pictures if you go!
(no subject) - qphelia on June 17th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: SAC: Majorraislak on June 17th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Personally my favorite is Porco Russo, though not sure if its cuz I'm a guy or handicapped.

Love the Wall•E clip.

Browsed through the prop store and I think I'll make my own Babylon 5 data crystal
Fritters: SG1 - Which scifi are we in?? by samertifritters on June 17th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Porco Rosso was my favorite beforehand, with a VERY close behind Kiki. But now it's the Cat Returns all the way.

Yer gonna make a data crystal?? Awesome!!
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: CDraislak on June 17th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Crystal: I'll let you know how that works for me

Cat Returns... ok, I'll watch it after I eat my cauliflower.
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krystalemerges on June 20th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
you know that at the bottom of that Wall-E clip there are others...check out the wall-e and the hula hoop...classic Pixar!!!!